Head Scout’s daily report
Reporting date: 27.03.2011
Over a week ago, it was very dry and the vegetation were drying up forcing most of the herbivores to migrate to other places outside the conservancy where they could get anough food. Nevertheless, the dry spell is over. Its been raining in the area for the past week and now the vegetation has become green and lush again. Many herbivores are seen streaming back into the conservancy. This afternoon, during our afternoon Gamedrive, we saw many Thompson gazelles, Imnpalas, Topis, Zebras, Masai giraffes, buffalos, wildebeests grazing in the conservancy. As it was getting cooler in the afternoon, Philip and his 2 guests watched a herd of common or plains zebra moving into the conservancy core area where there is more greenery.
Common Zebras live is small herds of 7 - 10 headed by a stallion with several mares and foals. They feed mainly on grasses but also eat shrubs, twigs, leaves and bark. They are quite dependent on water and need to drink daily.